European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 169, Issue 12, pp 1557–1559 | Cite as

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease: an amazing response to hydroxychloroquine

  • Po-Hung Chen
  • Yung-Feng Huang
  • Chia-Wan Tang
  • Shue-Ren Wann
  • Hong-Tai Chang
Short Report

Abstract

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is a benign and self-limited disorder. The common clinical features are fever and cervical lymphadenitis. A 9-year-old girl with fever and cervical lymphadenitis was admitted because of persistent symptoms. A cervical lymph node biopsy showed the characteristic features of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease. Herein, we will discuss the clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease and highlight the dramatic response when a patient was treated with hydroxychloroquine.

Keywords

Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease Kikuchi’s disease Necrotizing lymphadenitis Hydroxychloroquine Fever 

Notes

Conflict of interest

The authors report no conflicts of interest or any financial relationships.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Po-Hung Chen
    • 1
  • Yung-Feng Huang
    • 2
  • Chia-Wan Tang
    • 2
  • Shue-Ren Wann
    • 1
  • Hong-Tai Chang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineKaohsiung Veterans General HospitalKaohsiung CityTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsKaohsiung Veterans General HospitalKaohsiung CityTaiwan

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